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Wondering if retardation in a teen boy is fragile x syndrome?

Wondering if retardation in a teen boy is fragile x syndrome?

Delay: Fragile x syndrome is one of the most common reasons for inherited developmental delays in boys. Fragile x patients can be identified thru genetic testing and how they might look on physical exam. Such delays can be seen in lots of kids without a diagnosis of fragile x. So that means that boys w/developmental delays can't be labeled as fragile x, w/o genetic test confirmation. ...Read more

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Is there a protein affected in fragile x syndrome?

Is there a protein affected in fragile x syndrome?

FRAGILE X: A genetic disorder that is noticed in old age when tremors, ataxia and dementia sets in.Treatment is similar to parkinsons disease. ...Read more

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How common is fragile x syndrome in us?

How common is fragile x syndrome in us?

Depends on your dfn: Significant impairment (iq<70) in FAS is felt to represent 1/3600 of the population, mostly male. A lesser form of involvement with lesser alterations in this gene (add, behavior issues) may affect 1/130-250 female & 1/250-800 males. See: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2888470/?Tool=pmcentrez. ...Read more

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Are more boys or girls born in the U.S. each year?

Are more boys or girls born in the U.S. each year?

Slightly more boys: The current ratio is about 1.05 boys for every 1 girl. For more details, see "Human sex ratio" at Wikipedia or Births by Sex and Sex Ratio - Infoplease www.infoplease.com › United States › U.S. Statistics › Birth. ...Read more

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Were a lot of people with fragile x misdiagnosed in the past?

Were a lot of people with fragile x misdiagnosed in the past?

Fragile x: I think many things past and present can be misdiagnosed. Especially when genetics are involved. Research and technology making it better every year. This article may help. http://autismandoughtisms.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/genetic-origins-of-autism-when-is-autism-not-autism-fragile-x-and-rett-syndrome/. ...Read more

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How prevalent is fragile x syndrome?

How prevalent is fragile x syndrome?

See below: Fragile x syndrome is the most frequent form of inherited intellectual disability. The prevalence in men runs from 1 in 4, 000 to 1 in 6.000. The prevalence in women is estimated at 1 in 10.000. ...Read more

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Can a male carry fragile x syndrome without being retarded?

Can a male carry fragile x syndrome without being retarded?

No: Females carry the fragile x gene. Males with fragile x will be affected. ...Read more

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Will more than one family member suffer from fragile x syndrome?

Will more than one family member suffer from fragile x syndrome?

Possibly: It's a genetic problem, passed on by the mother. Every time a mother who is a carrier has a son, there is a 50% chance the son will be effected. Every time she has a daughter, there is a 50% chance the daughter will be a carrier, with the possibility of passing it on to her children. ...Read more

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There are two solid-appearing nodules in the right ovary measuring 2.6 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm and 4.1 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm. These are isoechoic to the ovarian tissu?

Many possibilities: W/o seeing the pictures, ur description isn't sufficient 2 make diagnosis. Ultimately, u'll have 2 talk 2 ur gynecologist. Given ur age, there's a gd chance d nodules r benign; endometriosis mass (endometrioma) & dermoid cyst/tumor r likely. However, other tumors (b9 & malignant) r possible. https://iame.com/online/ovary/ovary.html for more info. Need Doppler, time. HealthTap Prime may b helpful. ...Read more

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I have a correction to make: was is caused by a mutation in the x chromosome. Females are the carriers and males are affected. ?

I have a correction to make:  was is caused by a mutation in the x chromosome. Females are the carriers and males are affected.  ?

Confused: This appears to be an add on to a previous question. Your questions are never linked on the site & there is no way we can review them. Each question must have basic background information and a related question.It is hard to comment when we don't know what condition you are asking about. ...Read more

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What age does fragile x syndrome show up?

What age does fragile x syndrome show up?

Birth: You can be suspicious at birth. Here is some information: http://www.fragilex.org/fragile-x-associated-disorders/fragile-x-syndrome/ ...Read more

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Do people with fragile x syndrome have normal lives?

Do people with fragile x syndrome have normal lives?

Of course: But then again who among us can claim to have a normal life? Men and women with fragile x syndrome can be, just like the rest of us, happy or unhappy, fulfilled or frustrated, sick or well, socially busy or lonely, and all points in between. Many people with fragile x syndrome have limited capacity for advanced learning, and very few marry and/or have children. Learn more at http://www.Nfxf.Org/. ...Read more

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Is it true that man in even age produces more x chromosome than y?

Is it true that man in even age produces more x chromosome than y?

Unclear question: Are; you asking if more x than y chromosomes are produced for instance in sperm. Males have one x and one y while females have two x's therefore overall about 75% of chromosomes are x. However these are almost evenly divided in reproduction so that there are approximately the same number of males as females (actually about 108 males per 100 females). If you had something else in mind, re-ask. ...Read more

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Why is hemophilia usually seen more in males than females?

Why is hemophilia usually seen more in males than females?

X-linked recessive: Ordinary men and Turner women have only one X-chromosome. Ordinary women and Klinefelter men have two X-chromosomes. A person needs one normal X-chromosome to not have hemophilia. This is basic biology and I'm glad you're asking -- this should be essential knowledge to anyone living in the 21st century. ...Read more

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What happens to those with fragile x syndrome as an adult?

What happens to those with fragile x syndrome as an adult?

They grow up!: Boys and girls with fragile x syndrome grow up to be men and women with fragile x syndrome: loved and loving people with full lives. Like many adults with disabilities, they need help with work, housing, food, transportation, and health care. A number of organizations, like the national fragile x foundation, can help. http://www.fragilex.org/treatment-intervention/adults-life-planning/. ...Read more

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My uterus measurements are 10.06 x 5.12 x 6.17 with a endometrial stripe of 8mm and an anterior myometrial fibroid of 2.6 x 1.8 x 3 cm. Normal?

My uterus measurements are 10.06 x 5.12 x 6.17 with a endometrial stripe of 8mm and an anterior myometrial fibroid of 2.6 x 1.8 x 3 cm. Normal?

The fibroid: is not a normal finding, but it is a relatively common incidental finding which may or may not have clinical relevance depending on your history/symptoms. The 8mm endometrium is normal. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are people with fragile x syndrome tall?

Please tell me, are people with fragile x syndrome tall?

They can be: I have several patients with fragile x that are average height or taller. ...Read more

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Does masturbating 4-5 times a day daily in teenage and young age for several years may cause infertility in males?

Does masturbating 4-5 times a day daily in teenage and young age for several years may cause infertility in males?

No, but...: Masturbation (regardless of whether it is male masturbation, female masturbation, self masturbation, or mutual masturbation) can have no effect on sexual dysfunction, can decrease dysfunction or can increase dysfunction. The effect depends on issues such as the person(s) views on masturbation and whether or not the masturbation increases the level and duration of sexual excitement for each person. ...Read more

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4 yo walks with toes pointed out. More pronounced at times. Sits in "w" position which we discourage. Will he grow out of out-toeing?

4 yo walks with toes pointed out. More pronounced at times. Sits in "w" position which we discourage. Will he grow out of out-toeing?

Not to worry: "Children with in-toeing or out-toeing go on to have no limitations in their activities, from simple outdoor games to competitive sports. Therefore, although rotational problems may present some early challenges for children and parents alike, parents can expect their child to live a normal, active, and healthy life". Pl see attached link ...Read more